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Over 200 elderly and terminally ill patients died while awaiting discharge instead of dying at home, says Durkan
Western Trust had 798 attacks on nurses, 18 on doctors, 53 on other staff, out of NI total of 6,651 attacks in 2018
After a meeting with Marie Curie NI, Mark H Durkan praised elderly carers, who are under immense strain and must not be 'taken for granted'
Louise, Roisin, Tracy, Laura, Anne & Lynda from Piston Sisters charity bikers' club hand £570 to Altnagelvin's Kathy McBride and Cathy Grady
Workshop on loneliness and social isolation among older people hosted by Commissioner for Older People Eddie Lynch in Derry on Tue 26 March
Western Trust plans a Cityside Health and Care Centre at Fort George which will employ 500 people
Success awards for young people reared in care were presented at a special ceremony in the Guildhall last weekend
With 140 people in Northern Ireland awaiting transplants, Western Trust hopes people will 'have a heart' and take organ donor card this week
The life-extending ovarian cancer drug Niraparib has been approved for Northern Ireland for the first time
Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan asks for free sanitary products in schools - 49% of girls have missed a day because they could not afford them
A report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Ireland slams 'no progress’ on child health policy, says Mark H Durkan MLA

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Lyra's murder was "a pointless and futile act to destroy the progress made over the last 20 years" say SDLP leaders
Community leaders will hold a vigil today at 2pm at Fanad Drive in Creggan for slain journalist Lyra McKee
Derry has highest rates in NI, having raised an extra £10m in recent years - a 2-year rates freeze is now needed, says Emmet Doyle
Create your own Big Lunch 2019 event to promote neighbourliness and community relations - get your starter pack at www.thebiglunch.com
Daveit Ferris is holding a fundraiser for Pet FBI on Friday May 17 upstairs in Sandino's - details on https://petfbirescue.com/ticket